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The Trades Union Councils' 2014 to 2015 programme of work,
This is an updated directory which lists all 154 registered
Despite health and safety being a prime activity for unions,

Union Issues

Strong unions matter, which is why the TUC assists unions, through the Organising Academy, to build membership, improve workplaces and speak with authority on behalf of working people and their families.

Strong unions are created by investing in organising; thinking about our resources, how we represent members and develop reps and stewards.

For more information on what we're up to day to day, you can read our blog, Stronger Unions or you can contact the team on organisingacademy@tuc.org.uk

Stronger Unions Blog
Stronger Unions is a news and comment blog about the UK trade union movement, managed by the TUC. We aim to be a central resource on the web for people wanting to find out about what unions are doing, and a community for people to contribute their own thoughts on developments for our movement.


There will be a rally at Leeds City Council Chambers on 28 April to examine the issues of Defeating Austerity, Free Trade Deals and Attacks on Trade union Rights. See our events page for full details of this free event.
22 April 2015
Trades Union Councils and County Associations are an important part of the labour movement, bringing together activists at a grassroots level and representing the trade union movement to the broader community. This directory lists all 146 registered Trades Union Councils and 26 County Associations in England and Wales, by order...
17 March 2015
The TUC has today (Wednesday) published a new guidebook on the social model of disability to help unions and their members improve equality for disabled people within unions and in the workplace. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Disabled people have spent the last few years under attack from government...
04 March 2015
Commenting on the 24-hour strike which will see firefighters in England walk out from 7am today (Wednesday) in their ongoing dispute with the government over forced changes to their pensions, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Firefighters are among the most highly-regarded public servants in the UK.
25 February 2015
For Fair Pay Fortnight, the TUC have designed posters showing the significant union advantage in winning workers better pay. Show your support and help spread the message about Fair Pay Fortnight. Got access to a noticeboard where you work or in your community? Download and print out posters to pin...
20 February 2015
North Staffs Trades Council have announced Helen Harrison as their first ever female President
18 February 2015
Hartlepool - Remembrance Service & Wreath Laying Ceremony. 12.30pm, Christchurch (TIC & Art Gallery), Church Square, Hartlepool. There will be a range of speakers including Trevor Burdon (bereaved family member) and Ian Wright MP, Shadow Minister for Competitiveness & Enterprise. Hartlepool - HTUC is organising a Health & Safety Seminar...
30 January 2015
This conference takes place on Friday, 27th February at Congress House. The conference, called by the TUC National Unemployed Workers Centres Consultative Committee, aims to bring together trade unionists and the TUC unemployed workers centres - to challenge the consensus narrative on Welfare and develop the agenda for a fight-back...
29 January 2015
Over the past few months, trade unionists in the South West have been putting together a Vision for the region that aims to put working people and their communities at the heart of the debate around the future direction of the West Country. "The last few years have been hard...
27 January 2015
Meet at the Park Gates , Park Road, Chorley on 24 th of April 2015 , at 5:50pm A memorial service to remember workers that have lost their lives because of the world of work. Please bring your flags and banners Contact: Steve on 07838402614
26 January 2015

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